Preserve the Clear Sky over Nebraska

Nebraskans spend about $203 per person each year on coal.

It’s important to consider the other costs that coal creates - we have to worry about the impact that coal has on our health and environment.

  • Pollution from coal is linked to several serious health conditions: asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Coal also affects our natural resources and wildlife: pollution from coal threatens air and water quality, and can cause significant harm to local wildlife.

 

 

One of the easiest ways we can begin drawing down our reliance on coal is to retire aging plants that will require costly upgrades. We can save money by retiring these old plants, and replacing them with local clean and renewable energy sources. This is the perfect time to act. Here’s how you can help.

 

Learn how you can get involved in Nebraska’s energy decisions

Share information! Check out these infographics and radio messages that explain the impact of coal:

Sheldon Station, near Hallam NE

Listen - What do we get when we buy coal?

 

Write a letter to the editor! Here are some examples our team has made

Learn more about the impact of coal:

Smart Energy Solutions: Decrease Coal Use|Union of Concerned Scientists

Beyond Coal|Sierra Club

Time to Clean Up Coal-fired Power Plants| American Lung Association

For more information on our "ClearSky" Project, contact Lucas Nelsen, lucasn@cfra.org , or Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org.

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